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Elizabeth M. Sorenson Brotten

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Liz focuses her practice on defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. Her experience includes coordinating the nationwide defense efforts of a regional roofing and siding contractor in asbestos litigation, representing clients in all phases of discovery, arguing dispositive and pretrial motions, and handling appeals. Liz is also experienced in commercial litigation matters. She has successfully defended manufacturers from breach-of-contract claims and claims of violations of dealership protection laws. A native of northwestern North Dakota, Liz also assists clients in the agricultural and oil and gas industries with drafting and negotiating agreements essential to their business operations. Liz has tried cases to verdict in both Minnesota and North Dakota

Liz is active in the defense bar and currently serves on national steering committees for the Defense Research Institute’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, Women in the Law, and Young Lawyers Committees. Locally, Liz is Vice Chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association’s Products Liability Committee.

Liz gained appellate experience as a judicial law clerk for Judge David Minge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 2006 to 2007. She received her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. While in law school, she served as an executive editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and coordinated and oversaw publication of Volume 32, Issue 1, dedicated to mental health law and psychology and the law. Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was named a USTFCCA Academic All-American in track & field and captained Concordia’s cross-country and track & field teams.

Liz’s community involvement includes providing legal advice to nonprofit organizations, serving on the board of directors of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation and Norway House (a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving Norwegian heritage). In 2013, Liz traveled to rural Guatemala on a humanitarian project to assist with the construction of infrastructure projects.